Primary Year 2 Octopus Class – Pizza Express Visit

As part of our topic on ‘Wish you were here’ we have been learning about Italy. We have also been learning about food from all around the world.  As part of our topic we arranged a visit to the Pizza Express in Southgate on 27th January, so the Year 2 children could take part in making their very own pizzas.

The children had a thoroughly good time making their own individual pizzas (and eating them). They were also involved in a general knowledge about Italy to test how much they had learnt on the visit.

The day was a complete success and parents commented how much their children had enjoyed the visit and how much they had learnt.

House Fundraising News

As you are aware in the lead up to the December Holiday season Edmonton County pupils and staff were raising money towards the Unicef Ebola appeal and the homeless charity, Crisis. The staff and pupils at ECS worked hard carrying out a number of interesting activities which helped raise lots of money. The fantastic final total was £1481.43. This was an amazing amount raised, our students should feel very proud and this will make a massive difference to people’s lives around the globe.

All four houses carried out some exciting events which were well supported by all staff and pupils. Jupiter house ran a tug of war and paper chain competition which was highly competitive and raised a lot of money. Saturn house carried out a bake sale, charity basketball game and a guess the sweets in the jar competition; the generosity of the pupils towards these events was outstanding. Neptune ran a donut challenge with all involved getting very messy and finally Mercury ran a loose change jar which raised a good amount.

With the generous support that everyone has given towards these two charities we will be able to help many of the families and individuals affected not only to meet essential daily needs, but to work toward a brighter future.

For more information on how your donation is helping to make a difference in the lives of so many in our community and further afield please don’t hesitate to contact the house leader team.

Thank you again, and we look forward to your continued support in the future.

Able Gifted and Talented Mandarin Chinese Club

Nĭ hăo!

A group of our Year 7-8 pupils have successfully completed a weekly after school Mandarin Chinese language club taught by a local community teacher who is a native speaker.

Some of the topics and activities covered by the students were: fun ways to learn the Chinese alphabet; speaking and writing with Chinese characters; basic phrases including the months and  days of the week and they also learnt traditional numbers and greetings.

This exciting club also allowed the pupils to explore this rich language and discover a different culture at the same time. This was highlighted by one of the students who said, “I have really enjoyed coming along to the after school clubs, it was exciting and fun.”


AN Deniz – AG&T Coordinator

Year 10 Core Science Exams

Dear Parent/Carer,

I wrote to you in November regarding the year 10 Core Science exams, and am writing today to finalise the details regarding student entry for Science this year.

Mock exams

In February, all year 10 students in sets 3, 4 and 5 from both campuses will be sitting mock exams in Physics (P1) and Chemistry (C1).  The dates and times for these mock exams are as follows:

  • Thursday 5 February Period 5  (Physics)
  • Friday 6 February Period 2 (Chemistry)

Each exam will last for one hour, and will be used to assess the current grade of each student.  As identified in the letter in November, only those students achieving a D grade or higher in these mock exams, will be entered for the real exams in May 2015.  This is due to the national change in rules regarding resits for students at GCSE level in Science. 

Students achieving a C grade or higher in these mock exams will have the opportunity to enter for the higher tier for that subject.  Those achieving a D grade will be entered for the foundation tier for that subject.

In March, as part of the pre-public examination series that the school runs, students will sit their final mock exam (Biology, B1), which will be used to identify targets for improvement before the real exams.

Final exams

I can also confirm that the dates for the real GCSE exams have been confirmed as 12th May 2015 (for the Biology B1 exam), 14th May 2015 (for the Chemistry C1 exam) and 20th May 2015 (for the Physics P1 exam).


Please do ensure that your son/daughter arrives to school with the correct examination equipment for each real and mock exam (to include a black pen, pencil, ruler, rubber, sharpener and scientific calculator, all in a clear pencil case), as well as their correct school uniform and ID card as normal. 

Please do not hesitate to get in contact with either myself, or your child’s science teacher, if you have any queries.

Yours sincerely,

Mrs C Purtell Ms S Gabriel

Head of Science KS4 Coordinator

Governor vacancy January 2015

We currently have a Parent Governor vacancy at the school, if you are interested please follow this link to download the advert and application form:

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